It's hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient's high blood pressure, but researchers are hunting ways to better personalize therapy - perhaps even using a blood test. The work is controversial, challenging today's usual approach to treating the hypertension that plagues nearly one in three U.S. adults.
People who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. The findings are in contrast to another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients and found no link between the drugs and esophageal cancer.
The vaccine used to contain the recent swine flu pandemic was effective, but health authorities will need to ramp up the speed and volume of production during the next global outbreak, a World Health Organization official said.
Federal regulators have backed off a plan to remove a Shire PLC low blood-pressure treatment from the market after warning in August that the drug has not been proven effective.
GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia should be pulled from the U.K. market because of concerns that the drug can increase the risk of heart attacks, British drug regulators said.
Japan has confirmed the nation's first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs, detected in a man who had medical treatment in India, a Health Ministry official said.
Meissner’s Steridyne 50 (PVDF) and Ultradyne 50 (PTFE) are multipurpose 50 mm filters for small volume venting, gas and solvent filtration. The filters are offered with stepped hose barb inlet/outlet connections.
Sigma Life Science, the biological products and research services business of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, announced the global release of a pioneering range of engineered mammalian cell lines.
StemCells, Inc. announced that its technology was recently used by independent researchers to achieve the first genetically engineered rat derived from rat embryonic stem cells.
MorphoSys has signed a license and collaboration agreement with UK-based Absynth Biologics, providing access to novel target molecules associated with Staphylococcus aureus infections including MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus).
Postmenopausal women diagnosed with colon cancer may be at increased risk of death if they fail to maintain a healthy body weight before cancer diagnosis, according to a study published in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
The National Institutes of Health announced today that it has awarded the first new grants under the Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (BioMed-ISS) initiative, a collaborative effort between NIH and NASA.
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has achieved a milestone, the initiation of a Phase 1b clinical trial of IMO-2055, under its worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with Merck KGaA.
Allergan, Inc. announced the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved LUMIGAN 0.01% as a first-line therapy indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Health conscious consumers who hesitate at the price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for high levels of healthful antioxidants, now have an economical alternative, researchers report.